2005 Jan 21

Benefit match:
Gabriels's Team  3 - 1  Hinton's Team
Starfire Soccer Complex, Tukwila, WA

Gabriels's Team: Fran O'Brien, Chad Brown, Billy Crook, Wade Webber, Viet Nguyen, Andrew Gregor, Matt Miller, Derek Crothers, Peter Hattrup, Tom Bialek, Leighton O'Brien, Andy Klubberud, Chance Fry.

Hinton's Team: Neil Megson, Ryan Edwards, Jimmy McAlister, Ralph Black, Dick McCormick, Nate Daligcon, Jason Farrell, Gerry Gray, Bobby McAlister, Darren Sawatzky, Gary Heale, Matt Olson, Tony Chursky, Sean Henderson, Alex Chursky.

4' GT - Bialek (Nguyen)
40' HT - McCormick
45' GT - Hattrup
71' GT - Gregor

Picture gallery at soundercentral.com,
Match report by Ron Stickney

On less than a week's notice, a crowd of maybe 500 turned out to watch a benefit match for Special Olympics with current and ex-Sounders plus a few other top local players. After a 1-1 first half, Jimmy Gabriel's team (in navy) scored twice to take the match 3-1 over Alan Hinton's team (in white).

The match was organized by Leighton O'Brien, returned from Bodens BK in Sweden to play this season for the Sounders. The match included three father-son pairs, Fran and Leighton O'Brien for Gabriel's team, and Jimmy and Bobby McAlister and Tony and Alex Chursky for Hinton's team.


4' Bialek (Nguyen). Viet Nguyen laid off a short pass in the center of the penalty area, and Tom Bialek lined it home from 15 yards.

40' McCormick. A loose ball in front of goal was deftly chipped over the 'keeper by Dick McCormick.

45' Hattrup. The 'keeper went down for a block save, but Peter Hattrup was there to knock in the rebound.

71' Gregor. A cross from left to right through the penalty area went to Andrew Gregor, and he bent one into the far side from 10 yards.

Misconduct: none.

Referees: Mohammed Zarrabi-Kashani; Rachel Berg, Josh Wilkins.